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29th March 1941

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Bomber and Coastal Command aircraft attacked enemy shipping of Dutch and French coasts.

The war against Italy, Diredawa (Abyssinia) captured. Advance towards Asmaral progressing prisoners total 3,775. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombed Asmara. Other (targets were encampment near Gondar; transport north of Dessie arid in Awash area railway station at Meta Hari. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Tripoli during nights of 28-29 March 1941 and 29-30 March 1941.

Train in East Anglia machine-gunned by Luftwaffe aircraft. Night raid on place in Bristol Channel area. Junkers Ju 87 destroyed over North Sea.

The Greek War, Athens reported violent artillery and patrol activity. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made offensive reconnaissances against villages of Berat, Dukai and Dukati.

In the Balkans, Yugoslav reservists called up.

M321 Minesweeper
Launched 29 March 1941

R69 R-boat
Launched 29 March 1941

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Junkers Ju 87

Diredawa

DIREDAWA, here viewed from the air, was occupied by South African troops on 29 March 1941. Diredawa is the third city of Abyssinia, and in capturing it the British cut the Addis-Ababa-Jibuti railway and closed the net arqund the Abyssinian capital.
Photo, Associated Press
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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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